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WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog Race
February 22 - February 23
Enjoy a weekend of dog sledding fun with the annual WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog Race in Ely, featuring two mid-distance races; a 50-mile, 8-dog race, and a 30-mile, 6-dog race. A musher’s dinner will take place on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Vermillion Community College cafeteria, featuring all-you-can-eat spaghetti, a beverage, salad, bread and dessert. The dinner runs from 4-6:30 p.m. Cost to attend is $10 per adult and $5 youth ages 10 and under. On Sunday morning, spectators will again have the opportunity to mingle with mushers and watch them prepare for the race. Then, at 9 a.m. sharp, the 8-dog teams take off from the Ely Softball Complex, followed by the 6-dog teams. There are several vantage points along the trail for the public to watch the mushers as they cross roads, so bring a camera and cheer on your favorite team. An award banquet will be held at Grand Ely Lodge on Sunday after the races.